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The Literacy Council will be hosting our annual graduation ceremony at the Central School Arts & Humanities Center on Thursday, June 20th at 7:00pm. The ceremony recognizes adults from Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron and Jefferson Davis parishes who have earned a GED between July, 2012, and May, 2013. The graduation will be an opportunity for friends, family and community members to celebrate the successes of adult education program participants.
For the current program year, approximately 50 adults have taken one or more sections of the GED. Upon completion of the GED, adults have the opportunity to enter post-secondary education or explore opportunities for local careers. Through an initiative with Sowela Technical Community College, 30 adults have begun dual enrollment activities that help them earn college credits while working towards the GED. For the summer semester, students are enrolled in an Automotive Technology program. The Nurse Assistant program at the Morgan Smith campus is currently accepting applications for the fall semester.
To work towards a GED, it is recommended that adults ages and 18 older (16 or 17 with an approved waiver) enroll in a state recognized adult education program. Upon enrollment, adults participate in standardized testing to determine their literacy level. Upon completion of testing, adults are assigned to a class based on skill level, available seats and location. In addition, adults may request to participate in the distance education program. The distance education program is designed for adults who can not attend classes regularly but can work daily on an internet-based learning program. To earn the GED, adults must prove proficiency in the areas of reading, writing, mathematics, social studies and science.
For more information about the graduation or Literacy Council programs, call 337-494-7000 or 1-888-LIT-SWLA.